Center for Devices & Radiological Health

In the U.S., a division of the Food and Drug Administration known as the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) regulates the manufacturing and classification of U.S. radiation-emitting devices. Because laser light is a form of radiation, CDRH works to ensure that manufacturers of laser products follow specific guidelines designed to protect consumers. We at Interactive Flow Studies Corporation have an obligation to the government, to ourselves, and, most importantly, to our customers to make certain that our products adhere to the regulations set forth by CDRH.

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the set of government guidelines established by CDRH that manufacturers of various products must adhere to. Specifically, guidelines 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 detail the standards that all laser products must meet. To comply with federal regulations, all laser system manufacturers must ensure that their products contain mandated safety features, must register their products with CDRH, and must properly label each device with its respective warning data. CDRH classifies lasers based on exposure times, wavelength, and power.

Interactive Experiment complies with CDRH performance standards for laser products. CDRH registration number: 0710686-000

If our customers have any questions concerning laser safety they are encouraged to contact us.